Incidents

Cabir spreading in Moscow

Once we at Kaspersky confirmed a Cabir infection here in Moscow, we’ve had several more reports of Cabir on the loose. In fact, someone has reported that they were infected as far back as 2 weeks ago.

In all cases, infected users had their Bluetooth set to ‘visible to all’. We really do urge all users to turn the ‘visible to all’ option off and to take advantage of our Cabir removal tool available on our wap site.

Cabir spreading in Moscow

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Reports

The leap of a Cycldek-related threat actor

The investigation described in this article started with one such file which caught our attention due to the various improvements it brought to this well-known infection vector.

Lazarus targets defense industry with ThreatNeedle

In mid-2020, we realized that Lazarus was launching attacks on the defense industry using the ThreatNeedle cluster, an advanced malware cluster of Manuscrypt (a.k.a. NukeSped). While investigating this activity, we were able to observe the complete life cycle of an attack, uncovering more technical details and links to the group’s other campaigns.

Sunburst backdoor – code overlaps with Kazuar

While looking at the Sunburst backdoor, we discovered several features that overlap with a previously identified backdoor known as Kazuar. Our observations shows that Kazuar was used together with Turla tools during multiple breaches in past years.

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